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AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
1.) Immigration Bills
2.) Memorial Day 2007
As we think of Monday’s observation of Memorial Day and the hundreds of thousands who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation, we can’t help but wonder if many of them would even recognize the nation they died to defend. I don’t need to go through a litany of problems our nation faces . . . you know what they are. But one thing that stands out in light of actions in
On March 22 a packet of five bills was introduced in the State House in
H.B. 750 – prohibits employment of illegal aliens
H.B. 751 – providing for a memorandum of understanding between the Commonwealth and the United States Department of Justice or Department of Homeland Security.
H.B. 752 – Allows for the inclusion of ‘citizenship or immigration status’ to be recorded in the “criminal history record information’ collected by criminal justice agencies.
H.B. 753 -- Prohibits certain licensees from knowingly employing illegal aliens; and imposing sanctions.
H.B. 754 -- Requires verification of the lawful presence in the
of any natural person 18 years of age or older who has applied for public benefits. United States
History of Memorial Day
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. One such city is
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on
Traditional observance of Memorial Day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."
The Moment of Remembrance is a step in the right direction to returning the meaning back to the day. What is needed is a full return to the original day of observance. Set aside one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country.
1.) If your State Representative is not listed as a co-sponsor of the Natural Security Begins at Home packet of bills listed above, please contact him or her and ask that they add their name. Click here to find your State Representative.
2.) Take time this weekend to think about the sacrifices that have been made to preserve our freedoms and renew your commitment to work in returning this nation to the Christian principles upon which it was founded.
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4.) Please consider supporting the ongoing work of the
In His service,
American Family Association of PA
AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation.